Zenfone AR launched, priced at nearly $900

ASUS Zenfone AR with Google Daydream View headset
ASUS Zenfone AR with Google Daydream View headset

ASUS formally launched the Zenfone AR in the Philippines. With an offer price of Php 44,995 (~ $898), the Taiwanese brand is set to go head-to-head with Korean manufacturer Samsung’s Gear VR product line.

The AR fully supports Google Daydream and Google Tango, two forward looking platforms designed to bring both virtual and augmented reality experiences down to consumer level.

Zenfone AR will be available at ASUS concept stores in the Philippines for Php 44,995 bundled with the ZenPower Ultra.

Read our review of the Zenfone AR.

ASUS Zenfone AR (ZS571KL) specs

  • Display: 5.7 inches 1440 x 2560 pixels with Gorilla Glass 4
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, second SIM functions as microSD slot)
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • CPU: Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo + 2×1.6GHz Kryo)
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Memory: 6GB / 8GB
  • Storage: 6G / 128GB / 256GB
  • Expansion: microSD up to 2TB
  • Front camera: 8MP f/2.0 with dual-LED flash and RAW support
  • Rear camera: 23MP f/2.0 with 4-axis OIS
  • Battery: 3300 mAh (non-removable) with Quick Charge 3.0 via USB Type-C 2.0

ASUS Zenfone AR unboxing and hands-on video

ASUS Zenfone AR photos